Associations to the word «Replace»

Wiktionary

REPLACE, verb. (transitive) To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfill the end or office of.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) (rare) To place again.
REPLACE, verb. (transitive) (rare) To put in a new or different place.

Dictionary definition

REPLACE, verb. Substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced".
REPLACE, verb. Take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school".
REPLACE, verb. Put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them".
REPLACE, verb. Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning".

Wise words

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Kahlil Gibran